It’s a great feeling when you get to work on something that is for a great cause and that’s close to your heart. I felt honoured when I was asked to lead on producing a website for the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity’s new Lego Brick Hospital, the first ever to be made in the UK!
For those who don’t know, the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is the only charity dedicated to patients and research at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. They are currently building a new hospital in Liverpool City Centre which is a massive deal for the city. The hospital will be dedicated to caring for patients and developing cancer research.
The charity’s aim is to raise £500,000 towards the new hospital which will be funded through The Lego Brick Hospital. The way it works is when you buy a brick for £1, £1 is raised towards the hospital. It will be the first Lego hospital ever made, in partnership with bright bricks which are the UK’s only Lego certified building company.
We were asked by Clatterbridge if we could do some work to create a website for them to help them sell these bricks. We wanted to make a website that didn’t look like a corporate NHS website, it needed to be as fun as Lego!
What we wanted to focus on was how we could quickly introduce the charity and all the amazing things they do and primarily show how important this Lego hospital is. We looked at what would get people excited contributing to the Lego hospital, the exciting thought that every brick you buy gets put into the hospital. We also included some other Lego items such as flowers, a bench, and a flower bed to make it even more engaging.
For me when I was asked to work on this project it was a straight yes as it’s something that’s close to my heart. My youngest brother fought through cancer when he was 3 years old, so to get this opportunity to be part of the fight for others battling cancer, it was a no brainer from me.
I’ve seen first-hand what people go through when they are fighting cancer. When you walk through the doors of a hospital you sometimes expect it to be quite sombre and depressing but at Clatterbridge this isn’t the case. In a hospital like Clatterbridge the team work so hard to ensure the atmosphere is top notch, when you walk in there are smiles on people’s faces, you can see people are making friends.
I really enjoyed being a part of this project as it was an absolute pleasure to support people who are doing such great things for people fighting cancer. I urge everybody to get involved and support Clatterbridge by buying a brick, your contribution will make a difference! Visit the website at https://biglegobrickhospital.org.uk